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Down and up to Monjo

Tue 06 Nov 2012 12:05 » Jon

Start: Lukla (2843m)
End: Monjo (2846m)

The first day of trekking began sometime after 11am, when we’d made sure all the bags had arrived from Lukla. It was a beautiful day, and we were soon stripping down to our base layers, slapping on the sunscreen and working on our tans.

On the face of it, the stats would suggest that today was a pretty straightforward 3m climb, but Lukla is high up on the side of a mountain and the path drops gradually down to cross the Dudh Khosi river, then goes up and down several times, before finally climbing up to Monjo.

We’re now in what’s possibly the best tea-house ever – it’s the only one I’ve ever seen with en-suite showers (hot!) and toilets.


    What’s it called again? I took a video of the room I was so surprised. You NEED to book it for the way back
    HOWEVER – the shower’s were solar powered, so actually freezing. But still – an en suite FLUSHING toilet – awesome

    apologies for flagrant and excessive caps

    Comment by Pete (Twoshedz) Smith — November 7, 2012 @ 17:28

  2. I recommend their french toast for breakfast – not very Nepali I know but it was really good when I had it.

    Comment by Pete (Twoshedz) Smith — November 7, 2012 @ 17:30

  3. I wish I’d seen your comment earlier – the French toast looked awesome, but I was stuck with chapatti and omelette.

    Still haven’t got over the warm en-suite shower!

    Comment by Jon — November 8, 2012 @ 07:26

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